Headteacher says no to fake tan, yes to drugs

I made up the bit about the drugs, by the way. That high quality rag, The Daily Mail is reporting that a Headteacher has issued letters asking her pupils to not go to school with too much fake tan.

“Carol Robinson, the head of Baines School, a mixed comprehensive in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, wrote in her letter to mums and dads, “The current trend for fake/spray tans does little to enhance the appearance of our young ladies.”

She claimed that fake tan went against the principles of the school, where staff strived to “promote natural beauty and contentment with one’s own looks”.

Her remarks have been met with cautious support with some of her more pale-skinned pupils at the school, which educates 1,070 children aged between 11 and 18.

Alison Taylor, a 17-year-old sixth former, said: “I agree fake tan should be banned. I think it looks a lot nicer to be natural than bright orange.”

Sarah Clark, 17, added: “Fake tan can be OK, but some people go a bit over-the-top and then I think it looks quite tacky.”

One parent said she had been appalled by the sight of girls walking up to the school gates with bright orange legs.

“I think the school is right to clamp down and try to drive up standards because there are other issues like the length of skirts the girls wear which are miles too short and the lads having their shirts all hanging out,” she said.

But Dr John Kellett, a Blackpool-based consultant dermatologist, said it was better for pupils to use fake tan than go on sunbeds.

He said: “Fake tan doesn’t do any harm at all to health. If the alternative is for young girls to go on the sunbed then it is preferable.”

Ahhh blessed fake tan. I didn’t realise kids as young as 11 were sharing St. Tropez with their mothers. I guess its not a teachers job to interfere with how tangoed their pupils want to look but at the same time, why the hell does a young girl need to be dying their skin! Or why does anyone need to be ORANGE anyway?

I think that some people don’t realise the are orange. You see, where Jodie March is:

(Those teeth, those luminous white veneers only contrast to her turkey basted skin).

What she sees in the mirror is:

A natural, golden beauty like Alessandra.

Other examples of bad orange are:

Christina!!!! Ok, ok it’s her image and all that but I am getting a headache looking at her.

Donatella and Iggy.

Donald, Donald. Three men left on earth, Bill Gates, Alan Sugar and Donald Trump. Who do you choose?

What do you think? Should people be allowed to get as orange as they want? Or do innocent people deserve to save their eyesight?!

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  1. says

    Don’t ban them! Just let them have their own class, like the div kids.

    You can’t discriminate on the basis of color, be it black, white -or orange.

  2. Row says

    Alright. Fine, I admit it, I am anti-oranges. Or Oranginas. Whatever you want to call them. The sun it out and I saw so many luminous orange legs today…ohhh man.

  3. says

    I was being facetious, of course: orange people freak me out, too, but if you take them away, how will we feel better about ourselves? Wait -we’ll still have the Gingers, right?

  4. Row says

    Your right, your right. The universe should be filled with gingers, super frecklies, midgets and oranginas so that we can rein supreme!!!!!!!!!!

    *According to Trey Parker if a white person mixed with an Asian, you can’t get a ginger because the Asian gene is dominant but trust me I have seen a ginger/chinese babe. And it was…unusal.

  5. Kristina says

    ummm i think it shounn’t be any of our businesses wheather they want to fake tan or not.
    it does not harm us in any ways so i don’t understand why people complain
    they can do anything they want with their skin, maybe they like that color on them. i spray tan sometimes and many people do not notice that its a fake tan until i say so. Its pretty lame that teachers are trying to ban that from school, who cares obviously you can’t go to tanning beds until ur 18 so thats their only choice. And I actually think tan looks better than pale white skin

    • Row says

      Hi Kristina

      Fake tan doesn’t do any harm of course and people can do whatever they want with their skin – but if someone has gone from white to a shade of tango, don’t you think someone close to them should let them know that they are now a colour not known to humankind? I mean, there must be a difference between a light coating of fake tan to warm the complexion vs. triple layers and (as I know) people who literally put it on every other day?

      I really think some people look better pale…imagine Anne Hathaway with a golden tan? I was watching a Chinese awards show and was amazed by how ghostly white the women were – popular in Asia and it was a horrible, unnatural white (the skin bleaching type white) so clearly you can be over-whitened as well as over-tanned…

      Having said that, the headteacher must/should have something better to do that to ban fake tan?

      Thanks for adding to the debate!